Paradise Valley records reveal 1 out-of-court settlement over the last 4 years

While some municipalities are paying out more than $1 million annually in out-of-court settlements, the Town of Paradise Valley has only had one claim in four years. A recent records request shows that Paradise Valley had one settlement between 2015-18 for a bicycle accident claim. It was settled in November 2015 for $75,000. For comparison, […]

Paradise Valley leadership establishes 2019 goals to be pursued

Paradise Valley Town Council is preparing for a busy 2019 as myriad important, timely and community-focused decisions are expected to be debated and ultimately decided in the new year. Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner ran unopposed for the mayor’s seat; while councilman Paul Dembow ran a successful re-election campaign for his seat at the dais. Newcomers […]

Stanton denies Dembow allegations, will not resign from Paradise Valley Town Council

On the heels of Paradise Valley Councilman Paul Dembow calling for the resignation of fellow elected leader — Mark Stanton — members of the Brown family spoke out at the Dec. 6 Town Council meeting, citing their belief that Mr. Dembow should actually be the one to resign. Additionally, Mr. Stanton addressed the call for […]

Paradise Valley councilman seeks resignation of fellow elected leader

Paradise Valley Councilman Paul Dembow is calling for the resignation of Mark Stanton, a fellow elected leader who serves on Town Council. Mr. Dembow delivered a prepared statement at about 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 telling the public a lawsuit against him, his family, town and police officials has been dismissed. But also discovered during […]

Town council hopefuls offer political insights at candidate debate

The Paradise Valley residents running for town council discussed top municipal issues and topics at an Aug. 2 forum at Mountain Shadows, giving folks an opportunity to gain insight into the local candidates perspective before casting their vote later this month. Uncontested mayoral candidate, Jerry Bien-Willner gave a statement on his likely appointment, before candidates […]

Michael Collins: no political interference during Brown investigation

Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone involved in the tragic accident that claimed the life of Paradise Valley resident Howard Brown. We can only imagine the lasting pain it has brought. Please know that you are in our prayers. Today I share with the community my observations relating to the accusation of political interference […]

Brown family makes million-dollar claim against the Town of Paradise Valley

Schmitt Schneck Smyth Casey & Even Attorneys at Law have filed a notice of claim against the Town of Paradise Valley alleging the municipality’s police department did not properly handle a fatal accident investigation involving the daughter of an elected leader of the community. The notice of claim names the Town of Paradise Valley, Police […]

Family claims Paradise Valley fatality investigation was mishandled; influenced by elected official

The family of a Paradise Valley man hit and killed while walking his dog in the community last year intends to sue the Paradise Valley Police Department and two town residents, one of whom is an elected official, for the alleged mishandling of a fatal accident investigation. At 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 Paige […]

Elected leaders of Paradise Valley discuss municipal focus of 2016

As elected leaders in the Town of Paradise Valley look to establish goals for calendar year 2016, members of the local governing board say new resort development and redevelopment, public safety projects and better communication between municipality and resident will dominate Town Hall conversation in the new year. Paradise Valley Town Council members interviewed agree […]

Town of Paradise Valley to vote on drone regulations Dec. 3

The Town of Paradise Valley is expected to join a handful of American municipalities opting to institute local controls over the private and commercial usage of unmanned aircraft flown within town limits. Paradise Valley Town Council is expected to vote on the proposed ordinance Thursday, Dec. 3 at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. The […]